Carolyn Slupsky, Ph.D.

Carolyn M. Slupsky

Position Title
Chair, Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology; Professor, Department of Nutrition/Department of Food Science & Technology; Kinsella Endowed Chair, Food, Nutrition, and Health; Nutritionist, Agricultural Experiment Station

Unit
GGNB Faculty

3247 Meyer Hall
Bio

Education

  • B.Sc., Biochemistry, University of Alberta
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Alberta

Research Interests

Dr. Slupsky's research includes understanding the impact of diet on human health from the perspective of nutrition, the gut microbiome, and host-microbial co-metabolism. She uses a multi-discplinary research approach that integrates metabolomics with clinical measures, global gene expression profiles, as well as microbial community analysis to understand the intimate link between our gut microbiome, metabolism, and health. In addition, she is looking into the implication of food processing, agricultural practices, and plant health status on the nutrient content and sensory aspects of the food we eat. These studies will provide novel insight on health management and food development, and usher us into the era of personalized nutrition.